Childcare: Northern Ireland

Treasury written question – answered at on 24 May 2024.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of families eligible for tax free credits have not taken up their entitlement for tax free childcare in each of the last 5 years.

Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Statistics relating to Tax-Free childcare account usage are published quarterly in "Tax-Free Childcare Statistics" on the gov.uk website.

The current estimated number of families in the UK that are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare is 1.2 million. As this is an estimate, it is not possible to give an exact number of the number of eligible families not using Tax-Free Childcare.

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